Irina Posted January 14 Share Posted January 14 Off-beat rolls: I think technically they are backbeat rolls but what I mean are 'three notes to be ornamented that sit on and-two-and' in Irish reels. e.g. the beginning of the Silver Spear: FAAA BAFA How do you play those to give it a nice groove and emphasis on the Two (when counting one-and-two-and...)? I used to play flute and like many flute players and pipers I'm a sucker for dissecting ornamentation and getting the microtiming and in-ornament-emphasis right. But on concertina I can't play the versions I can think off well enough yet to hear which one I might like best. Once it's automatic and fluid at speed. So far I've been doing concertina 'rolls' /crans. FA(dB)A That doesn't give it the punchy 'offbeat' feel I want. In saw a video by a box player recently who said to just play three notes. So FAAA That I find very hard! Clearly three notes but not staccato... Than there is FA(B)AA and FAA(B)A and both of those with (dB) between two As. Is there any way that most people do it? Anything that's especially nice? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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